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Supplier Diversity

An Opportunity for Innovation & Growth

" Committing to a diverse supply chain today will generate opportunities for marginalized, underutilized, and underrepresented groups tomorrow. "

Jim Kohosek, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Overview

At Evoqua Water Technologies, we believe that supplier diversity will provide us with the opportunity to meet our customers’ needs and align with our core values. One of our strongest core values is to embrace inclusion and diversity as a primary catalyst for innovation. To achieve this, we are committed to developing mutually beneficial relationships with small, minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged, disabled, veteran-owned, and LGBTQ business enterprises.

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Evoqua Water Technologies Is Seeking To:

  • Promote the inclusion of diverse suppliers in our global procurement process
  • Foster continuous improvement between new and existing suppliers to provide the best value for Evoqua’s customers
  • Create economic growth for new suppliers and their communities by spending with local businesses
  • Continuous development of a resilient supply chain

 

Diverse Supplier Qualification

A diverse supplier is recognized as a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by an individual or group that that is part of a traditionally marginalized, underutilized, and underrepresented group.

While we are strongly encouraging supplier certification from one of the organizations below, we are currently accepting self-identification of diverse suppliers until December 2022. After this date, we will ask all of our suppliers to become certified so as to be considered a diverse supplier. We encourage all suppliers to get their certification from a third party local, state, or federal organization such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council or the Small Business Administration.

For more information or to be added to our diverse supplier list, please reach out.

Understanding Diverse Supplier Classifications

Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)

A Disability-Owned business enterprise must be at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more individual(s) with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Revision of 1997 who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Further this enterprise must exercise independence from any other business enterprise and must have its principal place of business in the United States and be formed as legal entity in the United States.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

A small business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. African Americans, Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and women are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged.

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Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)

A small business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more United States citizens, a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, a Native Hawaiian organization, or an Indian tribe with its principal office located in a historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone). Additionally, at least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)

A business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), or gender non-conforming individuals who are located in the U.S. or its trust territories and are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

A business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more minority individuals who are located in the U.S. or its trust territories and are U.S. citizens.  African Americans, Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans are recognized as minorities. Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that at least 51% of its stock is owned by one or more minority group members.

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Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE)

A business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more U.S. service-disabled military veterans with a service-connected disability located in the U.S. or its trust territories who were discharged and released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable as determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs or Department of Defense.

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Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

A small business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more U.S. service-disabled military veterans with a service-connected disability located in the U.S. or its trust territories who have a service-connected disability as determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs or Department of Defense.

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Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

A small business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals such as African Americans, Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

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Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE)

A business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more U.S. military veterans located in the U.S. or its trust territories who were discharged and released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable.

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Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprise (V-DOBE)

A business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more U.S. military veterans located in the U.S. or its trust territories with a disability not incurred during their time of service. Eligible veterans were discharged and released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable.

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Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

A small business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more U.S. military veterans located in the U.S. or its trust territories who were discharged and released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable.

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Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

A business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more women who are located in the U.S. or its trust territories and are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

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Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

A small business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by one or more women who are located in the U.S. or its trust territories and are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that has at least 51% of its stock is owned by one or more women.

*A business concern that is categorized as small in its primary industry, based on revenue and/or employees, as determined by the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Size Standards.

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International Supplier Diversity Councils

Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)

A business that is a least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by a visible minority(ies) or Aboriginal person(s) who operate in Canada. Ownership must be held by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

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Minority Supplier Diversity United Kingdom (MSDUK)

A business that is a least 51% owned by individual/s of ethnic origin who are physically located in the United Kingdom. Ownership must be held by a United Kingdom citizen or have an indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. The owner of such a business must be active in management and daily business operations.

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Minority Supplier Development China (MSD China)

A business that is a least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by China’s ethnic minority group members. Such business must be located in the People’s Republic of China and must be a for-profit enterprise.

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The South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC)

A business that is a least 51% or more block-owned, controlled and managed and must be owned by a citizen of South Africa. Such business must be located within South Africa.

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